Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
978-0-7425-2909-0 • Paperback • September 2005 • $50.00 • (£38.00)
978-1-4616-2244-4 • eBook • September 2005 • $47.50 • (£37.00)
Molly A. Mayhead is professor of speech communication at Western Oregon University. Brenda DeVore Marshall is professor of theatre and communication arts at Linfield College.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 1 A Space for Discourse
Chapter 4 2 Echoes from the Pioneers: Women's Political Voices in the Twentieth Century
Chapter 5 3 Discourse from "A Woman's Place": Twenty-first-Century Rhetoric in the U.S. House of Representatives
Chapter 6 4 Strangers No More: The Discourse of Twenty-first-Century Women in the U.S. Senate
Chapter 7 5 Voices from All Directions: Women's Discourse in the Twenty-first-Century State House
Chapter 8 Conclusion
Chapter 9 Afterword
Chapter 10 Appendix A: Women in the U.S. House: Twentieth Century
Chapter 11 Appendix B: Women in the U.S. House: Twenty-first Century
Chapter 12 Appendix C: Women in the U.S. Senate: Twentieth Century
Chapter 13 Appendix D: Women in the U.S. Senate: Twenty-first Century
Chapter 14 Appendix E: Women Governors: Twentieth Century
Chapter 15 Appendix F: Women Governors: Twenty-first Century
Chapter 16 References
Chapter 17 Index
Chapter 18 About the Authors
This volume extends Mayhead and Marshall's edited volume, Navigating Boundaries: The Rhetoric of Women Governors. Recommended.
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—A unique look at women's approaches to governing that looks toward innovative strategies for leadership.
—Examines the communication styles of women formerly or currently in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate or holding U.S. governorships.
—Looks at how women in politics have blurred the boundaries between public and private spheres and have crafted a discourse that can be called androgynous in nature—what was once deemed "feminine style" has become virtually mainstream, and many "women's issues" are now"the people's issues."
—Provides historical context for understanding 21st-century women's political discourse.
—Includes excerpts from and analysis of public speeches by women in elective office.
—Features women across political parties and from across the United States.
—Proposes that there is a rhetorical "in-between" space that values both private and public sphere perspectives.